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Oyama-jinja(Oyama-jinja Shrine)

 Oyama-cho

 

Oyama-jinja Shrine

The magnificent,three-story entry gate of this shrine with its stained-grass window and layered Tomuro stone construction,is a symbol of Kanazawa city.

Oyama-jinja Shrine

This building enshrines the feudal lord MAEDA Toshiie.
It was built in 1837 with the help of a Dutch teacher who was one of the first foreign residents in Kanazawa.

Oyama-jinja Shrine

The shrine originally served as a lighthouse visible from the sea.
In spring,the surrounding grounds have a beautiful wisteria garden and on New Year's many people go there to pray.

Oyama-jinja Shrine

It is also a popular spot for couples to get married.

("Traditional Culture in Ishilkawa" Hokkoku-Shinbunsha,1997)

(1999-04-12)

In 2003,the KENROKUEN-KIKUZAKURA(cherry blossoms) were planted near this Shin-mon(God gate).

Oyama-jinja Shrine

Oyama-jinja Shrine

(2005-04-15)

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